Are you looking for a list of pink foods? I've got 33 of right here for you! Foods that are naturally pink include fruits, vegetables, and meats, from pink oyster mushrooms to guava!
There are a surprising number of naturally pink foods!
Whether you're looking for a list of pink vegetables, fruits, meat, or more, I've got them all listed right here for you.
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But you don't need to include food coloring when there are so many fruits and vegetables that are naturally colored pink.
Foods come in a rainbow of hues, and it's so interesting to see colors all put together.
Here are all the pink vegetables, fruits, and meats that we've found. We've also included other pink foods, as well as pink items you'll easily find at the grocery store.
So, what food is pink?
There are plenty of naturally pink vegetables! From ones that we expect, such as radishes, to more unusual hybrid versions like pink cauliflower.
Pink Oyster Mushrooms
Pink oyster mushrooms have a beautiful pink hue, with a curly thin cap of 2-5cm diameter and a short stem. They have a meaty texture with a meaty or fishy flavor. They have a short shelf life once picked and the color can fade upon cooking.
Candystripe beets, also called Chioggia Beet or Bull's Eye Beets, are a 17th Century Italian heirloom variety of beets. The flesh has alternating concentric circles of white and vibrant pink. Enjoy the cooked or raw.
Amarosa Fingerling Potatoes have dark pink skin, and pink/red flesh inside. You can use them for baking, roasting or even grilling!
Candystripe beets, also called Chioggia beets, have a pretty pink outside and an inside flesh with concentric circles of alternating pink and white.
The leafy vegetable radicchio can be found in shades from yellow to red. But there are also pink varieties such as La Rosa del Veneto. The bitter leaves are popular in Italian and Mediterranean dishes.
Rainbow Candy Crush Kale
This edible ornamental kale has been bred to have a vibrant pink color. It's not one that you'll easily find in the grocery store, but you can get seeds and grow your own.
This hybrid cauliflower has a pretty pink color, which is surrounded by the cauli's green leaves. Look out for them at the farmer's market.
Just like cauliflower, there are also hybrid versions of broccoli that come in a variety of pink shades, rather than the traditional green. Back in 2014, fast-food chain McDonald's even developed a pink broccoli that tasted of bubble gum. Sadly, kids weren't convinced by the taste, so the scheme was canceled.
Many radishes have a pink exterior and are often white inside. Meanwhile, Watermelon Radishes are white outside with vibrant pink flesh inside. They're also a bit less peppery tasting.
Although you probably think of asparagus as green, and most are, there are pink asparagus varieties too! Pink asparagus (asparago rosa) of Mezzago, Lombardy, Italy has a pale pink and white stem and a nutty flavor. The color comes from the iron-rich clay soil and climate in the region in which it is grown, as well as the method of covering it to reduce the amount of sunlight the spears receive.
Rainbow Swiss Chard
Chard is a leafy green vegetable. Swiss Chard is known for its bright rainbow-colored stems, including yellow and pink. Young chard leaves and stems can be eaten raw in salads, while larger chard can be used in stir-fries, soups, stews, casseroles or sauteéd as a side dish.
Pink Banana Squash
Pink banana squash, also known as Mexican Banana and Plymouth Rock Squash, has a pale pink/coral color on the outside and the inside flesh ranges from yellow to orange.
Although many think rhubarb is a fruit, since it's often cooked into crisps or other desserts, rhubarb is actually a vegetable. The long edible stems are a pretty vibrant pink color, sometimes with streaks of green. Rhubarb has a tasty but sour taste, which is why sugar is usually added to balance the tartness.
Pink pumpkins are a variety with a salmon-pink color when ripe. The inside is an orangey-pink with a sweet taste. Use them in recipes that call for any pumpkin, such as roasting, pureeing, steaming or adding to baked goods.
Borlotti Beans (Cranberry Beans)
Borlotti Beans, also called Cranberry Beans, are a legume that is beige with speckled streaks that range from pink to dark red. They're popular in Portugal and Italy and are often used in casseroles, soups, salads or as a side dish.
If you're wondering what fruits are pink, then I've got you covered! Here is the list of naturally pink fruits, including pink skin and/or pink flesh.
There are lots of apples with pink skin, such as Pink Lady or Cripps Pink. But when you bite into them, the flesh is white. For an apple with pink flesh, try Pink Pearl, Hidden Rose, or Scarlet Surprise.
Dragon fruit, also called pitaya or pitahaya, is a tropical fruit with leathery textured skin with scaly spikes. White Pitahaya has white flesh with black seeds speckled throughout, while Red Pitahaya has bright pink flesh with black seeds. Both varieties have pink skin.
Guavas are a tropical fruit (technically a berry) with an exterior that is green when young, but when ripe they can be yellow or maroon. The inside flesh of 'red' apple guavas is a deep pink color.
Pink grapefruit is a citrus fruit with a pale pink thick flesh and a tart pink flesh inside.
Lychees are a small tropical fruit that is native to Southeast Asia and China. They have pink skin and white flesh, with a refreshing floral flavor. They're eaten as they are, or used in desserts or drinks.
Watermelon is a large fruit with green thick skin and a soft, watery interior that can range from pale pink right up to bright red. The refreshing melons are 92% water.
Although many types of meat are pink when raw, they're not always edible. This list includes meat and seafood that is pink when you eat it.
Salmon is a pink fish, due to the carotenoid pigments in it. You can enjoy salmon smoked, raw, or cooked, and it's often used in Japanese sushi.
Tuna is a protein-packed fish with flesh that ranges in color from dark red to pale pink. When it's cooked, tuna turns to a grey color, but it is served raw in Japan as sashimi, where it is a pink color.
Shrimp are crustacean shellfish. When raw, they are a blue-grey color, however, once cooked they turn pink.
Very similar to shrimp, prawns are another crustacean shellfish. They too turn from blue-grey to pink when they're cooked.
This popular lunch meat is a large sausage made of a mix of meats (any combination of chicken, pork, turkey, or beef, or just one meat). It is sold in large, thin slices and used in sandwiches.
Many deli meats or luncheon meats are pink! Have a look at your deli counter and check out pink meats.
Steak is a cut of beef that is pink/red when raw. When well cooked it turns brown/grey, however, rare steak is pink when you cut into it.
Ham is a pork protein from a leg cut that has been wet or dry-cured to preserve it. It is processed meat that can include whole cuts, ham steaks, and lunch meat slices.
Octopus is a shellfish of the mollusk variety. You can buy it fresh or frozen and it can have a pink color. The low-fat, high-protein mollusk can be served in many ways and is popular in Mediterranean diets.
Other Pink Foods
There are other types of pink food too! From wine to spices, check out this list.
Himalayan Pink Salt
Pink Himalayan salt is a naturally pink-colored rock salt that is mined near the Himalayas in Pakistan. the natural color comes from trace minerals. It is used at the table and for cooking, but also for salt lamps and spa treatments.
Pink peppercorns are actually a dried berry, and not an actual peppercorn. The spice adds a spicy yet subtly sweet kick to your dishes. They are milder than regular black peppercorns.
Rosé wine has a pretty pink color. It's made from a blend of red wine grapes, but the process is different, with less fermenting time with grape skins, so it is not red wine.
Pink roses can be enjoyed as dried edible petals added as a decoration to recipes. They can also be used to make teas or to flavor dishes.
Non-Natural Pink Foods
There are many pink foods in the grocery store, too! These ones aren't all-natural but are pink foods that you can easily buy. So, here are some bonus pink foods for you.
Strawberry Ice Cream
Hershey's Strawberry Syrup
Starbucks Pink Drink